Mobile Apps & Resources: ACP Clinical Guidelines


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  • In the ‘Evidence’ section, we assess how easily an app user can identify the app’s currency and support from the evidence
  • In the ‘Usability’ section, we assess the organization of information and other usability factors that may contribute to user experience

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ACP Clinical Guidelines

 ACP Clinical Guidelines

 Versions reviewed


 Device & OS used

iPhone X iOS 14.8 (SW)
Samsung Galaxy Tablet E9.6 Android 7.1.1 (CY)

 Date of review

November 16, 2021


Shelley White (AHS)
Catherine Young (SHA)

 Technician Support  Melanie Belliveau
 Similar Library Apps  NCCN Guidelines

Image Source: ACP Clinical Guidelines, Apple App Store. Retrieved on November 26, 2021 from:

Stated Purpose  

“ACP's goal is to provide clinicians with recommendations based on the best available evidence; to inform clinicians of when there is no evidence; and finally, to help clinicians deliver the best health care possible.” -- website

Purpose is clearly defined – to provide evidence so clinicians can provide the best care possible.


  • Option to share the information
  • Option to view as a pdf (I could not get it to work on my iPhone)
  • Option to view contents of the category
  • Ability to customize font size


  • Clinical Practice Guidelines
  • Clinical Guidance Statements
  • Best Practice Advice
  • Practice Points


Image Source: ACP Clinical Guidelines, Apple App Store. Retrieved on November 26, 2021 from:


Internal Medicine

Specifically for Internal Medicine, but can be used by any clinician or medical student     


Physicians, and other Clinicians, medical students and residents

Part 1: Editorial committee, content updates, and evidence grading

Provides all information required


Part 2: Source and authorship information for 3 entries

The only thing holding back a perfect score is the fact that there were many broken links


Organization of information

  • Guidelines are organization alphabetically by topic.
  • Divided between active and inactive guidelines, then each is further divided by either an option for treatment, screening, management, etc.


  • Homepage with menu


User Account require: No
Internet connection required for use: Yes
Text search field: No
Browsable content: Yes
Advertisements: No
Pop-up advertisements: No
In-app purchases: No


Compatible with: iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Mac

Requires iOS 9.0 or later.      
Last updated (as per App store listing): May 5, 2021

Compatible with: Android. OS compatibility 5.0 and up.
Last updated (as per Google Play listing): May 5, 2021

29.7 MB (iOS); 45 MB (Android)

App Developer

American College of Physicians

Country of Origin
United States